SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Officials say Morningside College in Sioux City plans to eliminate some degree programs.

The Sioux City Journal reports that majors and minors will be phased out in several subject areas, including music, philosophy, physics and theater.

The programs have few students and were chosen for elimination after a task force evaluation of all 135 academic programs. The reductions are projected to save $1 million per year by cutting 12 faculty positions. In addition, a dozen administrative positions will be cut to save an additional $1.5 million. Most of the eliminated posts are open.

Some faculty positions will be retained temporarily to allow existing students to complete their degrees.

Information from: Sioux City Journal,

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